Rome is the uncrowned king of urban destinations. The city of culture Rome fascinates tourists with its beautiful architecture, delicious food and world-famous attractions. Read Rantapallo’s destination guide and plan your own holiday!
Rome is always a fashionable veteran
The classic of urban destinations and the Italian capital Rome is located on the western edge of Italy. Built on seven hills, the historic city holds numerous historical attractions and places to visit for lovers of classical art, but equally trendy and ever-changing neighborhoods that pulsate modern life around the clock.
Rome is a popular weekend destination, with the main attractions just a few days away, but the city is also perfect for longer stays. The city’s most popular places to visit include the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon, as well as the city-state Vatican Treasures. The city’s historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Spanish Steps are named after the nearby Spanish Embassy.
The climate in Rome is hot in summer and mild in winter
Rome, like the rest of Italy, has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry, winters are humid and mild. The most popular travel times are spring, summer and early autumn, but the city attracts travelers even in winter, as the average temperature of the year fluctuates by 20 degrees.
In the spring, in April-May, daytime temperatures rise to about +20 degrees. The warmest and least rainy months are the summer months from June to September. On average, the hottest months are July and August, when mercury may rise close to or above +30 degrees.
In winter, the weather turns rainy and cool. From December to February, temperatures average +13 degrees. In contrast to the cool weather, the streets of Rome are even deserted during the winter months compared to the most popular tourist seasons of the summer.
An urban destination that pampers the senses
Rome is a city holiday destination that offers the traveler everything you could want from a successful city weekend: endless shopping opportunities, fascinating sights, great restaurants and good accommodation.
Italy is known for its high quality fashion and Rome provides a great setting for a successful shopping holiday. The city’s most popular shopping streets, Via del Corso and Via Condotti, are full of not only Italian boutiques but also international chain stores.
The price level in Rome is affordable in Finnish, which is especially noticeable in the grocery store. The price of accommodation varies by region, but even small hotels are cheaper than their counterparts in Finland.
Get ready for cultural differences and Learn Italian
Italian culture differs considerably from Finnish culture, which the tourist immediately notices. Strong sign language and expressive language accentuate cultural differences, which immediately brings its own tone to the Rome holiday. As the city is a hugely popular tourist destination, in some places tourists may also be treated a little naughtily.
Rome is spoken in Rome, and English is not everywhere despite the city’s popularity among tourists. A tourist heading to Italy should therefore learn the basic phrases in Italian before traveling so that it does not become too difficult to do the necessary things.
The Italian capital is mainly a safe destination , but the city is especially known for pickpockets. When moving in Rome, it is advisable to hold on to your own property, as valuable goods may leave completely unnoticed, according to long-clawed people.
FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN ROME
The Roman Forum is one of Rome’s most popular attractions.
Flights and trips to Rome
There are very good flight connections to Rome from Finland, as there are not only stopovers but also direct flights between Helsinki and Rome. Flight time on a direct flight is about three and a half hours. Finnair and Norwegian operate direct flights from Helsinki to Rome. At its cheapest, direct flights can be obtained for just over a hundred euros.
There are two airports near the city. Leonardo da Vinci International Airport , or Fiumicino, is around 30 km from Rome and Giovan Battista Pastine International Airport is around 15 km from Rome. From the airports you can reach the city center by metro, bus or taxi, for example.
You can also travel to Rome by package. Finnish travel agencies mainly offer weekend holidays.
Hotels and accommodation
There are many hotels in Rome, both in the city center and on the outskirts of the city. There are not only hotels of international chains, but also many small, family-run hotels. The hotels in Rome are mainly clean and high quality.
Hotel prices depend a lot on location and time of travel. During the summer tourist season and around well-known attractions, hotel prices are often higher than elsewhere in the city. A medium or good standard hotel room is available in Rome for around 80-200 euros.
As an accommodation option, it is also recommended to consider apartments and couchsurfing , as well as bed and breakfast accommodation, which can be rented through Airbnb and Interhome .